Tucker Carlson openly enlightens viewers on pro-Russian things he said a few days ago

Tucker Carlson is famous for rewriting history, but he may have broken the speed record for this turnaround.

The Fox News host complained to his millions of viewers on Monday that people were accusing him of supporting Russia, days after defending its President Vladimir Putin and delving into Kremlin talking points before his brutal invasion of Ukraine.

He had argued that Ukraine was “not a democracy” and launched a lengthy rant last Tuesday asking why he should be expected to hate the authoritarian leader.

A clip of this monologue was later shown on Russian state-sponsored television with closed captions.

But when Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-California) slammed Carlson’s rhetoric, noting that his comments were used as TV material to rally Russians to Putin’s cause, Carlson wasn’t happy.

“That’s such a horrible thing to say,” he said after broadcasting Swalwell’s remarks. “We were even hesitant to play it.”

He added: “It is very common. You hear it every day. The question is: why do they say that? That does not make sense.

Carlson’s critics didn’t have to look far back to offer him an explanation.

The right-wing figure’s latest comments come after several days of backpedaling and changing tone following Putin’s offensive in Ukraine.

Polls have shown that the vast majority of Americans think the invasion was unjustified.

His about-face was brazen but unsurprising: he has openly admitted in the past to lying when “cornered”.


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